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Author: Katie Blouin and Maggie Phipps
Katie Blouin and Maggie Phipps are former attorneys and moms who co-founded the brand Larken and Larken X—the all in one nursing and hands free pumping bra—while pregnant with their youngest daughters. Both struggled with breastfeeding and pumping for their oldest daughters, finding undressing and redressing in and out of uncomfortable pumping garments with clips, zippers and snaps several times a day to be both time-consuming and stressful. Frustrated with the options on the market, Katie and Maggie took a methodical approach to learning the field and designing a solution. The very first prototype arrived on Maggie’s doorstep the same day that Katie went into labor with her youngest daughter. The brand now offers a full selection of ultrasoft,hardware and tag-free essentials that can take moms through pregnancy, nursing, pumping and beyond.